NFL Power Rankings Week Seven: A Cautious Detour

The NFL season has almost reached the halfway mark and there’s no clear cut favorite. There’s a few teams that are still undefeated and still one team without a win.

Teams that look like they could win the Super Bowl one week, also look like teams that could use a high draft pick in other weeks. As we go up and down this rollercoaster of a season, jumping to conclusions should be the last thing we do.

 

1. Seattle Seahawks (5-0)
After the bye week, Russell Wilson’s MVP bid continues versus division rivals Arizona and San Fransisco.

2. Kansas City Chiefs (5-1)
A week after the Chiefs looked very beatable, they showed the NFL they aren’t a one trick pony. The 46 rushing attempts were the most ever for a team that was led by Andy Reid.

3. Baltimore Ravens (5-1)
The Ravens head into their bye week on a three game winning streak. They rank first in points allowed and seventh in points scored.

4. Pittsburgh Steelers (5-0)
The Steelers have racked up 24 sacks versus opposing quarterbacks. They rank third in points allowed and second in yards allowed.

5. Tennessee Titans (5-0)
Ryan Tannehill is averaging 273.6 passing yards per game, to go along with 13 touchdowns and only two interceptions.

6. Chicago Bears (5-1)
The Bears rank seventh in points and yards allowed. They have given up a total of nine touchdowns on defense.

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-2)
After their drubbing of the Packers, the Buccaneers are ranked first in yards allowed. As a matter of fact, they’ve given up the fewest rushing yards in the league and only five rushing touchdowns.

8. Green Bay Packers (4-1)
The Packers got the beat down of their lives on Sunday. Not only did the defense give up 38 unanswered points, but their resident superstar did almost nothing to combat the final results.

9. Buffalo Bills (4-2)
The Bills have dropped two games in a row by a combined score of 68-33. They will have to find a better way of running the football. The 60 yards quarterback Josh Allen has accumulated in those two games leads the team.

10. Indianapolis Colts (4-2)
The Colts head into their bye week winning two out of their last three games. They have allowed over 300 yards of total offense in only two of their games this season.

11. Cleveland Browns (4-2)
The Browns are allowing 31.1 points per game. They have been outscored by a total of 187-163 on the season.

12. Los Angeles Rams (4-2)
The Rams defense has been good this year, but the offense has been up and down. They are ranked tenth in yards gained on the season but only 19th in points scored.

13. Las Vegas Raiders (3-2)
The Raiders come off their bye week to face Tom Brady and the amped up Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

14. New Orleans Saints (3-2)
The Saints come off their bye week to take on the Carolina Panthers. New Orleans has scored 30 points or more in four out of their five games played this season.

15. Arizona Cardinals (4-2)
The Cardinals have dominated the last two weeks, outscoring their opponents 68-20. The defense is ranked second overall in points allowed.

16. Carolina Panthers (3-3)
The Panthers have been outscored by a combined 141-138 on the season. The team snapped a three game winning streak, due in large part to three offensive turnovers.

17. Miami Dolphins (3-3)
It took 13 weeks for the 2019 version of the Dolphins to record their third win of the season. The 2020 version has made it to the .500 mark after six weeks and sit one game out of first place in their division.

18. San Francisco 49ers (3-3)
San Fransisco got a bad week five taste out of their mouth by defeating their division rival Rams. The 49ers are 2-1 when they don’t turn the ball over on offense.

19. New England Patriots (2-3)
The Patriots are on a two game losing streak, getting outscored by a total of 44-22. They have turned the ball over seven times during that stretch.

20. Detroit Lions (2-3)
The Lions come off their bye week to take on the rejuvenated Atlanta Falcons. Detroit is undefeated in games where they force multiple turnovers.

21. Denver Broncos (2-3)
Well, the Broncos are undefeated versus the AFC East, after beating the Patriots. Maybe they should file a grievance to change divisions.

22. Dallas Cowboys (2-4)
The Cowboys loss of Dak Prescott could be the very thing that keeps Prescott in Dallas for the long haul. Everyone gets a glimpse at what life is like without him.

23. Los Angeles Chargers (1-4)
Coming off their bye week, the Chargers next two opponents have a combined three wins on the season.

24. Philadelphia Eagles (1-4-1)
The Eagles turned what looked like a blowout into a near victory on Sunday. They’ve lost the last two games by a combined 11 points and they have forced only one turnover in that span.

25. Cincinnati Bengals (1-4-1)
Well, since the Bengals are who we thought they were (R.I.P. Dennis Green), let’s have a Joe Burrow update. He’s averaging 269.5 passing yards per game with eight total touchdowns (rushing and passing). He’s been sacked a total of 24 times in six games.

26. Atlanta Falcons (1-5)
Atlanta cracked into the win column with an impressive win on Sunday. They forced three interceptions and only allowed 32 rushing yards, their lowest total of the season.

27. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-5)
The Jaguars have extended their losing streak to five games. They have recorded a turnover in all of those losses and multiple turnovers in four of those games.

28. New York Giants (1-5)
The Giants captured their first win of the season after knocking on the door for a couple of weeks. They have forced multiple turnovers in their last two games.

29.  Washington Football Team (1-5)
Washington almost snagged their second win of the season, but a late game turnover thwarted their efforts. Washington is ranked 26th in fewest turnovers with a total of ten on the season.

30. Minnesota Vikings (1-5)
It’s not hard to tell why the Vikings lose games. They have 12 turnovers in their five losses and no turnovers in their only win. 10 of those turnovers are Kirk Cousins’ interceptions.

31. Houston Texans (1-5)
Houston almost pulled off their second win of the season. Next week they get a Packer team that will be really motivated to take out their frustrations on somebody.

32. New York Jets (0-6)
The Jets had their worst game of the season, in what could only be described as a nightmare year. They’ve failed to accumulate 300 yards of total offense in five of their six contests this season.

Ab Stanley

Atlanta, GA

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